Last year Lonely Planet released the annual Best in Travel rankings, forecasting the top travel destinations for 2016.
Among the wanderlust-inducing spots where far-flung places like Latvia’s old pine forests and Fiji’s powder-white beaches.
But where are the hotspots for 2017? Holiday experts Travel Republic have looked into the most popular holiday searches for this year and have come up with some interesting results.
With the search terms that users were looking into online, they have developed a map of the top 20 most sought after destinations across the globe.
According to the data, Cuba came out as the most popular destination, closely followed by Greece and Mexico.
Spain, one of Brits’ favourite holiday hotspots, came in fourth place, while Thailand claimed the fifth spot.
The latest official figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) also revealed Cape Verde is quickly becoming a hot new destination for UK tourists.
Here are the 20 holiday destinations everyone is dreaming of – so get booking now if you want to beat the crowds:
From the salsa bars of Havana to the gleaming white beaches of Cayo Coco, Cuba is a vibrant and exciting travel destination.
July is a great time to visit as the extravaganza that is Santiago’s carnival takes place on the 25th of the month.
Islands such as Santorini and Mykonos have become hugely popular in the last year and the destinations seem to be in demand for 2017 too.
With crystal-clear sea, powder-white sand and stunning Mayan Ruins, Mexico is a great destination for sunseekers and history buffs.
One of the best things to do in Mexico in swimming with whale sharks in Isla Holbox.
1. Cape Town, South Africa — £48.89Coffee: £1.10Beer: £1.37Bottle of water: £0.66 Suncream: £6.58Insect repellent: £4.38 3-course dinner with wine: £27.40
A firm favourite with Brits, the south of Spain is a great place for sun, see and sand. But if you’re a massive foodie head north to San Sebastien for some gastronomic delights.
The popularity of Thailand doesn’t seem to be abating. It’s a country that has everything – bustling cities, pristine islands, vibrant food markets, lush rainforest and ancient temples.
The popular TV series Games Of Thrones was largely filmed in Croatia and as a result the Eastern European country has seen a huge boom in popularity.
The beautiful city of Dubrovnik and the islands surrounding Split are some of the most popular spots.
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, but there are plenty of other adventures to be had.
The thermal, lunar-like landscape offers up plenty of natural wonders for you to explore, including bursting geysers, tumbling waterfalls and huge mountainous national parks.
And for the more adventurous there are numerous activities from snowmobiling on glaciers to snorkelling between tectonic plates and spotting humpback whales.
From the bustling city of Lisbon to the golden beaches of Faro, Portugal is increasing in popularity among British tourists.
Italian cities including Rome, Venice and Verona, are world-renowned as some of the most beautiful cities in the world.
But if your not a city-lover you can enjoy the stunning countryside of Tuscany of the beautiful seaside village of Cinque Terre.
Bodrum and Antalya are two of the most popular beach destinations in Turkey, while Istanbul remains a firm favourite for city breaks.
Here are some more popular destinations for 2017:
14. Dominican Republic
15. Sri Lanka
19. Costa Rica